Carbidopa is always used in combination with levodopa products (sinemet, sinemet CR, parcopa, or stalevo), as it does not have any activity for treating Parkinson's disease when used without levodopa.
Some side effects with carbidopa (plus levodopa) are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your doctor . One of them is "hallucinations".
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Low blood pressure (hypotension) or high blood pressure (hypertension)
Malignant melanoma (a type of skin cancer)
A painful penile erection that does not go away (known as priapism)
Symptoms of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), which may occur if carbidopa is stopped too abruptly, such as:
Irregular pulse or blood pressure
Fast heart rate (tachycardia)
Irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias)
Bleeding in the digestive tract
Intestinal ulcers (known as duodenal ulcers)
Low white blood cells, red blood cells, or blood platelets
Psychiatric problems, such as:
Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
Falling or balance problems
Signs of an allergic reaction, including:
Swelling of the mouth or throat
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